Warming essential oils a chilblains home remedy

Do you feel the cold a lot more than others? Or maybe you suffer from poor circulation or have been complaining of chilblains due to the nippy weather.  Chilblains are a common problem during the winter season. Chilblains are inflamed sores on the skin, they are caused by poor circulation and is a complaint most commonly found in the hands and feet. With chilblains the blood vessels contract in the cold resulting in a lack of oxygen to the area.

You can try to improve your circulation by increasing your physical activity but it’s difficult to get out and about when the weather isn’t so pleasant outdoors. When you can’t seem to get warmed up try taking a bath or having a foot soak to warm yourself up. To the water add 3 – 4 drops of your favourite essential oil – the warmth in the water helps the blood vessels to dilate, and the warming essential oils are absorbed in the skin. Inhale and enjoy more aromatherapy benefits. Black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood and tea tree are good warming oils over the winter season.

This is a blend you may like to try too which acts as a chilblains home remedy:

Just mix all these together in a bottle and use in a oil burner or as inhalation therapy. A simple way to create your own chilblains home remedy.

Learn more about Aromatherapy, get our Aromatherapy guide for beginners

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